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Category: Specimen Spotlight

Urgent simultaneous requests for COVID-19 and ovarian cancer specimens

October 21, 2020

If you’re a client or regular reader, you know we’re committed to advancing the precision medicine revolution – the use of massive amounts of patient data to extract new insights about individuals, treatments and prognosis.

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Researcher in the lab

Keep your research on track

May 18, 2020

Although the coronavirus pandemic has turned our worlds upside down, it’s important for you to land on your feet. We want to help. If you work in a medical research organization, you may have or slowed or paused projects because of social distancing, or you may have pivoted to accelerate work on coronavirus treatments, tests or vaccines.

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Eric Langlois, Senior VP of Business Development

Let’s stick to the mission

May 7, 2020

When research is on hold, so, in some cases, are patients’ hopes for relief. That’s why it’s important to remember that even if you, as a researcher, are separated from your work, you can continue valuable activities in the background, e.g., project design, planning and preparation.

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Here for you in every possible way during the COVID-19 outbreak

March 23, 2020

We hope you are safe and well and taking all necessary steps to stay that way. In a time like this, one marvels at how much effort has gone into medical progress over the centuries, as well as the importance of science now under way.

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microscope for tissue slides

We make it easier to access a deeper supply of hematologic tissue, multipotent stem and immune cells

February 20, 2020

Life science researchers are increasingly discovering the value that iSpecimen’s Marketplace and its growing network of supply partners – hospitals, clinical labs, biobanks, blood collection centers, and healthy cell processing sites – provide by enabling increased access to large cohorts of specimens and annotated data, efficiently and in a scalable way.

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iSpecimen CEO Chris Ianelli

Expect more medical miracles in 2020 and beyond

January 21, 2020

Although January is just another month and the 2020s are just another decade, big changes in the calendar give us pause. As another year unfolds, I marvel at how far biomedical research has come and where it will take us in the next year and beyond.

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Eight Questions with Benjamin Bielak

October 10, 2019

Veteran health care informatics expert Benjamin Bielak recently joined iSpecimen as its first Chief Information Officer. He is the subject of our latest Q&A… The iSpecimen Marketplace is often compared to eBay or Amazon for clarity, but it’s certainly more complicated than that. What are the biggest technology challenges of an online marketplace not for […]

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Specimen Insight Podcast

Specimen Insight podcast: Fast-Tracking Liquid Biopsy Development

September 12, 2019

Liquid biopsies are among the most exciting areas of medical diagnostics. Although the technology is in its early stages, the hope is that liquid biopsies – through a simple draw of blood or other human biofluids – will detect cancer earlier and without the invasiveness of surgical or needle biopsies. The procedure could one day be simple and cost-effective enough to conduct in the doctor’s office or in the comfort of one’s own home, even before symptoms arise.

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Eric Langlois, Senior VP of Business Development

Five questions with Eric Langlois

September 5, 2019

Eric is iSpecimen’s senior vice president of sales and business development. Learn more about him as he answers 5 questions!

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Five questions with Wayne Vaz

August 22, 2019

Wayne joined iSpecimen in June as Vice President of Growth and Corporate Development. He drives go-to-market strategies, key partnerships, and other initiatives that grow the iSpecimen Marketplace.

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